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Social Power And The Coming Corporate Revolution

Why employees and customers will be calling the shots

Published: Oct 3, 2011 06:16:36 AM IST
Updated: Oct 3, 2011 09:14:23 AM IST

Civilisations have clashed in an unexpected way this year, as ordinary people using Facebook and Twitter knocked down dictators in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya — and are threatening absolute rule in Syria. A so-called Arab spring brought waves of liberation to a long-oppressed region. Something similar is happening in more democratic countries. In Spain throngs of young people, known as “the indignant ones”, occupied public plazas nationwide, protesting unemployment and exclusionary politics. In Israel ordinary citizens from both right and left united in massive demonstrations against high housing prices. And in India one man’s campaign against corruption went viral, bringing thousands to the streets in support.  Read More......

 

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(This story appears in the 07 October, 2011 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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